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Transgender Step-Dad And Female Partner Reveal That Son, Age 5, Is Transitioning To Be A Girl


Written by K. Walker on January 15, 2019

Is this the family of the future?

Jody and Greg Rogers of Glasgow have been labeled Britain’s first ‘Transgender Family’ now that they have revealed that their five-year-old son is transitioning to become a girl.

Jody, 21, and Greg,27, though not married, share the same last name and home with Jody’s biological son, Jayden. The family, which has been together for 3 years, has been reported to social services and faced ‘cruel online bullies’ since Jayden began living life as a ‘fashion-loving girl’ and using female pronouns almost a year ago.

This is the same country where Muslim rape-gangs were permitted to rove free preying on vulnerable young girls from blue-collar families because you wouldn’t want to offend anyone.

The Daily Mail wrote a piece about the family’s struggle with a ‘campaign of online abuse’ and a few neighbors that just don’t accept the five-year-old’s transition.

For although Jayden’s teachers, friends and most of their neighbours have accepted the child’s gender transition, others have mounted a campaign of online abuse centred on the unfounded claim that the parents had somehow cajoled their child into becoming a girl.

The nightmare began with an anonymous complaint to social services from a resident who saw Jayden playing outside the family home in girls’ clothing and accused the couple of child abuse. Astonishingly, although the council officials who investigated the claims found the Rogers to be a happy, loving family, the couple say it was suggested they move away from the area to solve the problem.

They angrily refused but have since suffered a barrage of online insults from anonymous trolls who insist that because Greg had changed sex, he must have forced Jayden to do the same.

Greg was born a woman and has taken male hormones and has undergone surgery to remove both breasts, but has not yet had full gender reassignment surgery. Greg who transitioned at age 16, says that it was the last thing that the couple wanted for their child because it’s such a difficult life.

‘We haven’t encouraged Jayden to do this, despite what people think, and we are hurt at the suggestion.

‘She has no idea that I’m transgender. Having been through this myself, I have conflicting emotions about her deciding she doesn’t want to be a boy any more. It’s not an easy life. People will always judge you and I don’t think there is a single transgender person on the planet who would push that on a child.

‘We can’t fix society but we can help Jayden to be happy with who she is. We don’t encourage it. In fact, we buy boys’ and girls’ clothes to give her the option and we have regular conversations with her, underlining that if she wants to go back to being a boy, we will love her regardless. It is not something I would have chosen for myself and certainly not something I would choose for my child, but she is so much happier now.’

It all began about a year ago when Jayden, then aged 4, had surgery to correct a hearing problem that was affecting his ability to communicate. Step-dad Greg says that once the operation was complete, Jayden immediately expressed his displeasure at being a boy.

She developed speech and immediately started saying, “I hate wearing boys’ clothes and everything about being a boy”. At first, we thought it was probably just a phase but it’s been consistent ever since. She is adamant she’s a girl.

Jayden’s mother, Jody, spoke about how her son became her daughter overnight.

‘I had a son one moment and a daughter the next. It probably took me six months to start accepting that it was what Jayden really wanted. It’s been like a grieving process for me, though. I do miss having a son and, as a baby, Jayden looked so much like a boy.

‘I look back at photographs of him now, in his little suits, and it’s like a different person.

‘I’ve never been a “girly girl” myself, but Jayden is, and I’ve had to learn to do her hair and nails.

‘I never had to bother before because when she was a boy, she just had a short back and sides. Fortunately, her name was unisex, otherwise she would have had to change it, but I still get the pronouns mixed up, calling her “he” rather than “she”. Jayden gets really annoyed with me.’

Fortunately. You wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of changing your child’s name or anything. Altering their very existence, however… well, that’s fine.

Doctors still know very little about the long-term effects of taking puberty blockers over an extended period and have claimed there is ‘anecdotal data’ the drugs are linked to osteoporosis.

Young people who are prescribed blockers are likely to progress onto ‘cross sex’ hormones when they reach 16. Boys will be given oestrogen and girls will start on testosterone. The effects of this medication are irreversible and can have ‘lifelong implications’ for the users.

Jody said: ‘Of course I have concerns for the future. I get really worried because she will have to go on hormone blockers when she’s older if she wants to remain being a girl. People have actually asked us if she’s had the surgery already to her lower half, which is frankly ridiculous. She’s five!

‘Others have told me I should force Jayden to be a boy and not pander to it because she will get bullied. But she was getting bullied anyway because she’s always been flamboyant.’

She added: ‘This is all about a boy wearing a dress and some people’s prejudices. If it was a girl with short hair and tracksuit bottoms, no one would bother.’

Source: Daily Mail

So, here’s an awkward observation…

Perhaps Jayden hates everything about being a boy because he lives with two women and one has taken the form of a man but is still genetically a woman. He doesn’t have a genuine male role model. His ‘dad’ is a woman who believes that she is a man and has had surgery to mimic being a man. As difficult as it is for transgender individuals to hear, a woman cannot be a man, nor can a man be a woman. It is not biologically or genetically possible.

It could be that the tolerance for gender fluidity that they have been teaching Jayden from the time he was two has had an effect on him. After all, there is nature and there is nurture. I actually say this without judgment on these parents who believe that they were training their son to be kind to people who are ‘different’ and eventually understand that his step-dad was once a woman. I understand teaching your kids your values, and well, what else would they teach him?

But maybe there are just some things that children are unable to cognitively grasp at certain ages. That’s why many conservatives are concerned about the age-appropriateness of some sex ed curricula that include things like gender identity at a very early age.

Look, as a Christian woman, I do believe that we need to have compassion for people that are struggling with gender confusion. It is such a basic part of who we are, and I cannot imagine what it would be like to question that. However, this statistically tiny community has been growing, and I personally don’t believe that it’s just because there is more acceptance to the premise that gender is fluid. (Which I don’t believe to be true.)

If this family is concerned about the well being of Jayden, then maybe they should look at moving. A married, gay conservative man is seeking asylum in the United States because of the Islamization of the UK.

And then there is the issue of regret and de-transitioning.

The decisions children make are often regretted. This is also true of gender transition. That’s because once trans kids become adults, they quite often ‘grow out of’ being transgender. What, you mean things can change once you hit puberty? That doesn’t stop the Media(D) and transactivists push younger and younger transition with the use of puberty blockers that cause permanent changes like sterility.

Regret is real. Take it from the words of a conservative transgender woman, Blaire White, who doesn’t regret her transition, but warns of children transitioning too early:

 

The spiritual and moral bankruptcy of ‘progressive’ Christianity


Reported by Dr. Michael L. Brown – Guest Columnist | Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | http://www.askdrbrown.org/

Michael BrownI pray that someday they see the light, but zealous supporters of “gay Christianity” can have their “progressive” religion. I’ll stick with the Jesus of the Bible – the Jesus who liberates and transforms, the Jesus who doesn’t affirm us in our sin but delivers us out of it.


So-called “progressive” Christians love to bash conservative Christians. They call us dinosaurs. They mock us as outdated fundamentalists. They taunt us as “Bible bashers.” They claim to be the enlightened ones, and they celebrate their departure from the “traditional church.” But the reality is that they are simply following the spirit of the age, swimming with the current cultural tide rather than against it. In the name of conformity to Jesus, they are being conformed to the world. How ironic.

On Saturday night, while working on a major book project at my computer, I noticed a tweet from a “progressive” pastor. I had reached out him to several times before, but always without response. He wrote, quite out of the blue:

“When hopelessly phobic people of faith like @DrMichaelLBrown claim that God is against ‘homosexual practice.’ #ThatsNotAThing”

As soon as I spotted the tweet, I replied:

“Hey John, I’ve reached out to you on several occasions, always without response. Rather than engage in baseless (and silly) name-calling, let’s a have a mature, scripture-based, minister-to-minister dialog. You’re welcome on my show any time. Why not?”

For the record, he still has not replied to my invitations – not once, ever – and I continue to reach out to him. But despite his lack of response, I decided to engage some of his followers. Talk about enlightening!

The first thing that became immediately evident was this. There was virtually no substantive interaction. Instead, there was mockery and insult and misrepresentation, making me wonder out loud, “What’s so scary about the truth?”

It started out of the gate with this pastor maligning me as “hopelessly phobic” (for reaching out to the LGBT community with the truth of the gospel while opposing radical LGBT activism). And, remarkably, while the Bible consistently and categorically opposes homosexual practice (meaning, same-sex relationships and sexual acts) a pastor – yes, a pastor – came against me for standing with God’s Word.

How dare I – how dare you – do such a thing. How dare you agree with Scripture. How dare you affirm that the Lord’s ways are best. That is so 1950s!

Rather than interact with a single thing I said, he later posted:

“Michael thinks LGBTQ people can NOT be LGBTQ. Michael thinks you can pray the gay away. Michael preys upon already marginalized people. Michael thinks other people’s bedrooms and body parts are his business. Don’t be like Michael.”

'Progressive' ChristianityNow, you would think it would trouble a pastor to post blatant falsehoods about other people, but when you’re “progressive,” you’re morally superior, which means you are the judge of the motives of others. You determine what they really think and believe, despite what they say and do. In the name of not judging, you are now the judge!

Of course, the issue is not what “Michael” thinks but what God says. That’s why, later in the night, I posted this:

“To all professing LGBT Christians and their allies: Please give me just ONE explicit verse in the Bible where God sanctions same-sex relationships. Just one. You know already there are clear verses saying the opposite.”

Not a single one gave me a single supporting verse. How telling!

In direct response to the pastor’s tweet, I wrote:

“John, by God’s grace, I know MANY ex-gays and lesbians who are so thankful for new life in Jesus. And I continue to have fruitful ministry around the world, NOT focused on LGBT issues. I have simply responded to biblical deception and radical activism. You have accommodated sin.”

How did he reply? He tweeted:

“No you don’t. You know people who you and others have badgered into modifying their behavior to stay in community. You’ve squandered your time here and you’ve caused irreparable harm to already marginalized people. That’s on you.”

Are you detecting a pattern? This “progressive” pastor has the right to misrepresent me publicly because, well, he’s progressive, so it must be right. He has the right to put words into my mouth (like “pray away the gay”) and make inane and ridiculous comments (such as the bedroom remarks), no matter how farfetched they may be.

But since, in his eyes, I’m a Bible-bashing religious fundamentalist and he’s a liberated progressive, his perceptions are the truth. Who cares about facts? Who cares about Scripture?

Not only so, he claims the right to deny the very real stories of thousands of ex-gays, people who, with God’s help, have left homosexual practice and gay identity behind. They do not exist. They cannot exist. If they did, it would cause his house of sand to collapse in an instant. It would mean that Jesus can change anyone.

So, in the name of standing with the marginalized, he casts out and mocks the most marginalized group in America today: ex-gays. This is the heart of Jesus? This is pursuing righteousness? This is practicing mercy?

The “progressives” also fail to realize that they are joining forces with those who want to take away rights, who want to silence Christians, who want to impose their ideology, who want to penalize all dissenters. (Yes, I’m talking about LGBT extremists and their allies, sometimes known as the pink mafia for a reason. I and many others have documented this steadily for years.)

And when it comes to fealty to the Word of God, the Twitter interaction proved extremely interesting.

Queen James BibleA professing gay Christian tweeted with joy about his upcoming wedding to his partner, telling me the Scripture he would use at the event. When I came back to him with other scriptures about same-sex relationships, he told me plainly that the Bible was not his final authority and that God was bigger than a book. Fascinating!

When I challenged a zealous supporter of “gay Christianity” when she simply repeated the standard, LGBT theological talking points, she told me I was obviously not a scholar. How dare I set the record straight. How dare I share the fruit of decades of serious academic study of the Scriptures (in their cultural context and in their original languages, with due attention to the Spirit’s intent). How dare I rely on the best research by the best scholars. How dare I burst her bubble.

Of course, when I asked her for a verse to back her points, she had none. When I presented her with verses that rebutted hers, she had vacuous talking points and nothing more.

But she was progressive, and I was not. Of course she was right. Of course I was not a scholar.

What I experienced over the course of hours of interaction with scores of different people was a steady tide of condescending, name-calling, biblically-bankrupt, and morally-hypocritical rhetoric, and all of it devoid of a single substantive response.

So, these folks can have their “progressive” religion (although I pray they’ll see the light). I’ll stay with the Jesus of the Bible, the Jesus who liberates and transforms, the Jesus who doesn’t affirm us in our sin but delivers us out of it.

He was good enough for the last 2,000 years. He’ll be good enough for eternity.


Dr. Michael Brown is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program.He is author of “Can You Be Gay and Christian? Responding with Love and Truth to Questions about Homosexuality.”

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School Board Fires Christian Teacher by 5-0 Vote for Refusing To Use Kid’s Preferred Pronoun


Reported By Benjamin Arie | December 9, 2018 at 5:22pm

A widely respected teacher in Virginia is out of a job and his family now has no income after he committed the gravest of politically-incorrect sins: He used the word “she” to refer to a girl.

On Thursday, Peter Vlaming was released from his teaching position at West Point High School after all five board members voted that his objection to using male pronouns for a female student was a fireable offense.

According to WRIC News, a girl at that school decided that she is transgender, and insisted that everyone call her by a new name. Vlaming had no problem with this, but drew the line at saying “him” and “his” to refer to a student who is biologically female. The teacher and students who know him explained that this wasn’t about purposely insulting the transgender person, but rather about being honest and true to his personal beliefs.

“My religious faith dictates that I am to love and respect everyone, whether I agree with them or not. Because we are all made in God’s image,” Vlaming said in an opening statement at the board meeting which decided his fate.

“I am also aware of, and agree, with speech limits that are placed on public school teachers, concerning matters of religious faith,” the teacher continued. “However, we are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed upon me.”

By all accounts, the teacher tried to accommodate the trans student in many ways but does not believe his faith or personal code permits him to pretend that a girl is now a boy.

“I won’t use male pronouns with a female student that now identifies as a male though I did agree to use the new masculine name but avoid female pronouns,” Vlaming said, according to an online petition that circulated to protect his job. Over 2,500 people sided with him.

“Administration is requiring that I use masculine pronouns in any and every context at school. I was informed that any further instances of using female pronouns would be grounds for termination,” the teacher continued.

For their part, the school is claiming that it’s an issue of tolerance … yet they seem to be demonstrating intolerance themselves.

“We do not and cannot tolerate discrimination in any form, or actions that create a hostile environment for any member of our school family,” declared the school board.

It apparently didn’t dawn on them that firing a member of their “school family” for his personal views was fairly hostile.

“What could be worse for your family than being fired from your job for not lying and violating conscience?” wondered Robert A. J. Gagnon, a Harvard-educated theology expert who is following the controversy.

A large number of students and parents apparently agree. “The public hearing was held in the Chorus Room, only allowing 38 members of the public to sit in on the meeting,” explained The Family Foundation.

“There were well over a hundred people who tried to attend the meeting in the middle of a Thursday afternoon. Students and parents sat in the hallway watching a live-stream of the hearing when they learned they could not get into the room,” the pro-family group continued.

Here’s the bottom line: Schools are supposed to be places where facts, reality, and critical thinking are held up as high standards. Young and often rebellious students should have a voice, but they are not the ones who run our schools.

The female student can still be treated with respect, as this teacher reportedly tried to do. She can still choose for herself how she wants to live outside of the school and make choices for herself when she’s an adult graduate.

But the reality is that this student is biologically a female, try as she might to pretend otherwise. Forcing the rest of the school and society as a whole to bend to her whims is not only contradicting scientific facts, it imposes her views onto other people. In a word, it’s dishonest.

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VIDEO: Drag Queen Confesses To ‘GROOMING Next Generation’ During His ‘Story Hours’


Written by Wes Walker on December 3, 2018

That’s a direct quote from the Drag Queen, too. He said it on purpose, knowing what he was saying. We have raised the issue of Drag Queens offering story time in libraries before. If you’re interested in the background of the story, and some sense of just how much it has proliferated, you can get up to speed with any of these three related stories:
Major Texas Library Debuts ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ For The Kiddos
Dear Parents: Would You Allow Drag Queens To Read To Your Kiddies About Drag Queens?
Drag Queens: Feminine Appreciation Or Female ‘Minstrel Shows’?

Now that we’re all up to speed, here’s the problem. This guy (Dylan Pontiff) raised the notion of ‘grooming’ as a good thing. For most of us, grooming, in the context of children, is an outrageous concept. We’re not talking about personal hygiene. If you’re wondering why he complained that the room “reacted” to the words he used, there’s a very specific reason.

In the context of a public meeting where parents and other responsible adults were expressing their concerns that having men dressed as women visiting young children for Storytime to read to them, where the innocence of childhood was being challenged by having confusing and unnecessarily complex sexual concepts introduced at a very young and impressionable age, the speaker (who is also the cross-dresser who would be ‘performing’ at this story time) introduced the term ‘grooming’ quite willingly, and said it was something he was actively doing.

Why did people object?

Grooming is a term typically used in describing the efforts of an adult to prepare a vulnerable youth to be receptive to future sexual advances. It involves as the reducing of inhibitions, desensitizing the child to awkward and uncomfortable (sexualized) situations and normalizing abnormal sexual behavior so that it seems ok and safe. See the problem?

Now cue up to what he says from about the 2:20 mark and forward.

Besides citing the inappropriateness of introducing children to adult entertainers, some parents have voiced concerns about the pro-gay and transgender ideology behind the story times.

Pontiff then said that the event will be “the grooming of the next generation.”

“I’m here to let you know that this event is something that’s going to be very beautiful and for the children and the people that support it are going to realize that this is going to be the grooming of the next generation. We are trying to groom the next generation,” Pontiff said.
Source: WesternJournal

Remember, first he’s arguing that he isn’t doing some kind of ‘indoctrination’.

Then he turns around and says he was intentionally grooming young people. Intentionally trying to shape and change their views of men dressing up as women (Which, if you follow the logic of the ‘Minstrel Show’ article, cited above, is arguably derogatory and insulting to genuine women.)

And after that, he points his skinny finger at the ’50 or so’ people who gasped at the concept of their children being ‘groomed’, and proceeded to paint THEM as evil intolerant whackos.

Planned Parenthood’s latest propaganda


Reported by Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com) | Monday, December 3, 2018

An abortion business is using a popular media resource to promote parental acceptance of transgender children. The Planned Parenthood video, designed for parents, suggests there is nothing they can do to change their child’s gender identity — that a boy who wants to be a girl should be left to his view of the subject.

Jim Sedlak of the American Life League (ALL) says it is just a business move to generate more revenue for the organization, as Planned Parenthood provides drugs to children in order to prevent puberty.

“Planned Parenthood in a number of places is selling what they call puberty blockers, which are products that block the production of testosterone in boys and estrogen in girls until the kids can pick out what gender they want to be,” Sedlak explains.

Sedlak, Jim (American Life League)But in many states, parents must consent to the puberty blockers, so the video is really propaganda to convince them to sign on the dotted line for the sake of their child’s mental health, which the ALL president says is a false statement.

“So Planned Parenthood in our estimation has started this widespread campaign to get parents to get comfortable with letting children choose their identity so that the parents will sign off and Planned Parenthood will be allowed to deliver these puberty blockers to their children,” Sedlak continues.

The truth, however, is children usually outgrow the gender dysphoria by their teenage years, or the psychological problem can be addressed through mental health counseling.

Pastor ripped for ousting female-clad male congregant


Reported by Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com) | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

‘Terrified’ at Target


Reported by Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com) | Thursday, November 1, 2018

“That means that the law [in Massachusetts] protects his right to be in that bathroom – and as the police say, per this new article in the New Boston Post, on ‘October 16th we responded to a call of suspicious activity at the Woburn Target, we identified and spoke with all identified parties, an investigation was initiated, the information currently available to us indicates that there may have been no crime committed,'” Beckwith points out. “Again, [this] article identifies the man in that women’s bathroom as an adult biological male who identifies as a woman.”

It is here that Beckwith says he sees problems.

“First, he’s in there to begin with and who knows what he’s doing,” Beckwith explains. “At a minimum he has terrified this 10-year-old girl – and fortunately she is safe – but now the police can’t really do anything about it. Their hands are tied because of this law [because] it gives him a right to be in there as long as he claims to identify as a woman.”

If the parents had complained to store management – and had management prevented the man from going into the women’s restroom in order to protect the privacy and safety of all its customers, Beckwith says Target would be susceptible for up to a $50,000 fine.

Beckwith adds that if this was his daughter and he tried to stop the man from entering the bathroom, he could go to jail for up to a year, according to the law that’s up for repeal next Tuesday.

“I don’t think it mattered to that 10-year-old girl how that man may or may not have identified,” Beckwith concludes. “She was terrified – and this law allows him to be in there.”

The ACLU and Human Rights Campaign-backed Freedom for All Massachusetts says the law is about inclusivity and preventing discrimination of the transgender community. But Keep MA Safe argues that sexual predators can and will take advantage of the law, putting women and children at risk.

“We haven’t exactly gotten a fair shake when it comes to mainstream media,” says Keep MA Safe spokeswoman Yvette Ollada. “They are now editorializing and making things up as they go, or calling [us] to ‘get the other side.’ But really they just do it as a gesture and don’t even represent anything that our side says.”

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